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351  More reversable pleats w/ red on red SPARKELY plaid in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: January 18, 2007 06:03:00 PM

   I am so Happy to be finished with this skirt ! It turned out alright but on the way just about anything that could go wrong with it did ... heres the story ...I was pretty happy with my blue fire pleated skirt and I figured Id make another ... well I had gotten some red on red sparkly plaid after Christmas for like 75 cents ( I think it was meant for like a table cloth or maby like a tree skirt or something ...)any way I also had some Spiderman fabric my sis gave my for Christmas .. so thats the 2 fabrics I started out using and the skirt was meant to look like this

Spider Man side ...

plaid sparkle side

BUT as I often do I underestimated the amount of spider man fabric I would need or over estimated the amount I had ... either way as you could tell my ruffle was way to short to go around... so I got to One wal-mart Angry  they are completely out of Spidey fabric all together ... I got to the other wal-mart Angry They have 2 types but not the one i need .. so I buy a few yards of the other 2 kinds to bring home and decide what to do ....One is cool but way darker than the existing ruffle... and the other is the right colors but is intended to be a Pillow i.e. panels.. Any way you can see here what i mean

So I decided to go with the pillow panels And take apart the existing top/waist piece and use it for more ruffle Shocked  and I like the way it turned out ... but the drama wasn't over there then I had to make yet another trip to wal-mart to get more seam binding .. then Didnt have any good black and has to use this horrid cheap kind that literally broke every 4 or 5 stitches ....Talk about a NIGHTMARE Angry

Any way I made it through so here is the final product

Spidey Side

the side panels lined up to make a little triangle ( i was pretty pleased with that ...

red on red srarkely the pics dont do the sparkle justice

Close up of the zipper .. I didn't want a zipper right through Spideys head , but all the zippers I have are ginormous so I tucked it between the 2 layers and only used the little bit necessary for getting in and out of the skirt .... I think it turned out pretty good...

in this pic I'm pointing to how far the zipper is "sandwiched"

Thanks so much for looking ...As always I love to hear what you think...

Have a great day ( and sorry this post was so pic heavy/rambley)
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352  My Boyfriends first sewing project ever (rockabilly wrist cuffs) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: January 15, 2007 02:11:58 AM
Hello everyone ,
 I'm so exited about this post  Grin.... The other morning I was watching some craft shows on HGTV and my boyfriend was being forced to watch too Wink But amazingly something caught his attention some rockabilly wrist cuffs made from left over jean..He really like them and said I should make him some ... so when he jumped in the shower I whipped one up for him ... I don't know if it was the fact that he seen it could be made so quick or the fact that it was a GUY who made one on the show .... but he asked me to show him how to use the machine so he could make some too .....

so here they are ... the first one is the one I made him the second one "Frankenstine " He did 95 % himself the only part I did was the circular patch ... He would have done that part too if it were square but the circle was intimidating him ( it was his very first time using a sewing machine at all ) ... But he did sew the 2 pieces of denim together and put in the snaps in and everything by him self....Please please comment ... I really want him to sew more ! Grin

 the raw edges are on purpose to add the the manly look .... But it is  2 pieces sewn together for back to back for more stability

I think he did a wonderfull job ! I'm so proud of him ! Grin Cheesy

Thanks for looking ,
Have a great day
Jayne (and Rodney)
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353  Re: The Waitress Dress! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: January 12, 2007 09:35:31 PM
wow very cute .. looks like you posted this awhile .. I hadnt seen it till now ... but I made a waitress dress a while ago too .. mine was a recon using a mens button up for the colar and buttons [IMG]http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g295/violentjayne/HPIM0770.jpg[/IMG
If you wanna see ... they are quite similar in a way . I guess you know whats they say about great minds..... any way fab. Job ! I love it !
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354  Re: ELVIS Corset ! ( now with bonus Pic of Bruce Campbell ! in post ) ! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: January 10, 2007 11:46:09 AM
did you use a pattern for this?
i heard simplicity 5006 was good
but i looove this corset
so if u used a pattern could you please tell me what was
or a tutorial
thank ya:)

first off thanks Cheesy As for the pattern/tute ... this it the best way I can think to describe it .... I while back I made this reversable corset using newlook # 6480

I didn't fallow any directions just used it as a guide to cut the pieces ... the pattern called for 5 segments on the right and 5 on the left ... I cut it down to 4 on each side because 5 would have wrapped all the way closed ( kinda defeating the idea of a corset )...And I I still didn't get much of a opening in the back as you can see here

So for Elvis , I didn't wanna Picasso him all up by cutting him into 8 segments .. so I just folded the other Animaniacs/TMNT corset in half and drew around each half .. allowing a little seam allowance ...Thus reducing the pattern from 8 cuts ( pres side )if its reversable ).. to 2 cuts per side.. as for the Checks i Added them to the top and bottom of the Elvis fabric  Before I even drew up the pattern because i knew that Elvis alone would be a way to short corset ( i guess with out the checks I could have made him a waist cincher .. ( but any way )....I also took out a Half inch or so on each side to increase the space in the back ...I really hope this was understandable .. If you have any questions or something I put doesn't make since .. feel free to PM me .

Also if you look in the last pic wear the corset is spread out on the floor you can see the basic shape... just imagine that shape only in half and there are your 2 sides..as for the reversible ness my main reason for doing it is, its so much easier than trying to hem the top and bottom ect ... because once you sew the front to back and flip it right side out .. there are no visible seams to deal with and  like I always say if you gotta line something any way you may as well get a 2 for 1 .. Grin right ? .. oh and for the lacing I just used a heavy duty canvas grommet tape ... so I didn't have to place each one individually... If you make one please post ! Id love to see Grin

Thanks Again to EVERYONE  for the super nice comments !
You guys are awesome !
Have a wonderful day ! Grin

P.S Due to my flat chestedly ness Im thinking of adding like a removable strap kinda halter like that would just button on with some awesome checkered buttons my bf got me ... you know to help keep it from slipping down ... what do you guys think ? ? ? ? ?
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355  Re: ELVIS Corset ! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: January 08, 2007 01:27:43 PM
violentjayne is, as always, my hero.  i love this.  the back is very, VERY sexy.  also, Bruce campbell equals very yes.

First off thanks for the compliments and second off thanks for the perfect segway into showing off my pic of me and Bruce campbell....
So here we go .....

Sorry for the crappiness of the photo I had to scan it from my scrap book....This was at a book signing..Thats my little bro in the chair next to me ... Man you can tell this pic is old ... Just look at my arm ( hardly any Tattoos) This was like 4 or 5 years ago .. I was like 21  Grin  And of course The probably one chance I have to be photographed with someone as awesome as Bruce Campbell and I got my eyes closed ! Angry And I always thought my arm looks like a wet noodle in the pic to  Cheesy... Any way He was very cool and very funny .. It was great to meet him !

P.S. " Avon " is a local theater ( an old timey one ) And its Haunted too !
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356  Re: fuzzy computer cover in Completed Projects by violentjayne on: January 08, 2007 04:14:56 AM
Very cool ! wanna know the weird thing  look at my monitor as im looking at your post ! he he  Grin

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357  ELVIS Corset ! ( now with bonus Pic of Bruce Campbell ! in post ) ! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: January 08, 2007 02:56:28 AM
Hello ,
    Well I went to wall mart today and as always looked int he scrap bin and This time i found A mystery packet it was 75 cents and all I could see was a little bit of green and the paper said 1 of 4 pictures cut short ... what?? well 75 cents means I gotta have it , now if for nothing else to pacify my curiosity  ....  Well when I got it to the car I was very happy to find it was Elvis and having Just watched Bubba Ho-Tep Again the other night I was In an Elvisy mood Anyway  Grin So yay for me !.... There wasn't much to work with and like the package had said It was 4 different black and white photos of Elvis and I don't know what kinda crack the girl who cut it was on but Cut short was a major understatement .... Basically I had 2 salvageable pics of Elvis luckily in my to favorite colors green and orange ! So I added some black and white checked fabric and heres what i came up with

 ( I dont know why I look so lopsided in this pic Embarrassed.)

The back ... I altered a pattern I had used before so it went from being 8 segments to 2 .... Do you think i need to add more of the checkers to make the back come together more .. I mean does the gap look to big ? .. or is it ok ?

I didn't use any boning ... BUT I think I'm gonna take out the bottom seam and add some as soon as I get some plastic ...

And as usuall Its reversable ... but I didn't feel like trying to lace it again all by myself ...

The grometty piece in the middle is part of an old belt.. I just thought it looked good ...

As Always thank you so much for looking and Id love to hear what you think !

Have a great night
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358  Re: Squirrelly McGee NOW WITH two-headed goat, too. in Stenciling: Completed Projects by violentjayne on: December 31, 2006 02:09:21 PM
 thanks for the info ... Ill deff.  check that book out . And those little stuffed conjoined animals are adorable . i gotta make some ! Any way here is a pic of the conjoined skelleton patch I made

Im pretty sure these would be considered Cephalopagus Twins

Happy new year
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359  a myriad of different patches a made forever ago in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: December 31, 2006 02:06:37 PM
Hello everyone ,

      Here are some patches I made a while ago ... not sure were  to post them ... but I firgured here was a good a place as any ... i made them by simply printing them out on iron on paper .. then i ironed them onto an old bandana then ironed on innerfacing to that the put on another piece of bandana then stitches around the whole thing twice with the #5 zig zag stitch on my machine .... I really likt them alot .. But they cant go in the dryer Angry  But they are washer safe and thats good enough for me ... air dyr is fine .......

close ups ( kinda )
First off conjoined twins !
Cephalopagus.. I believe

Haywood Jablomy

On of the best movies EVER ! "WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE"

My hero " Dawn Weiner"

Coop Frankenstine .....

Thse are super easy way to make custome patches ... although the iron on paper isnt exactly cheap ... if you keep your patches the same size as I did .. you can get 9 per sheet wich over all is very inexpensive !  
Thanks for looking
Have a very Happy new year !
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360  Re: Blue fire Pleated skirt .. my first time making pleats ! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: December 29, 2006 03:09:41 PM
Jayne, such an awsome skirt! I really like the trim on the skull reverse side, too!

Pleats are really quite easy once you start. Now you can make several more! It also sounds like Santa was good to YOU!

I made a mini somewhat like it this week, but not reversable or with bondage straps. Just a cute pleated hem like yours. Cheesy Some pants got stuck in the agitator and tore up one of the legs.  Shocked So they became a skirt for spring. Roll Eyes

Hello , Isnt that messed up when the washer attacks clothes Angry , But its awesome that you were able to make it into a cool skirt ... did you post it ? I didnt see it .. If you didnt you should Id love to see . One time my washer stopped draining and water went everywhere ... and when the repair man came he found that an entire tank top ( one I had been missing ) was stuck in the drain hose  Angry Angry and unfortunately mold had taken over and the top wasnt salvagable  Sad but oh well.....

i love this skirt. rawr.. the fabrics are soooooo awesome.

a black zip might have suited the two fabrics a little better, but even soo. rock on.

First off thank you . And I couldnt live with the blue zipper either  Wink So I stitched some left over seam binding over it .. to hide it a little

I think it helps

I ran outta black thread so I used invisible ... ironicly it shows up super shiney in the pic ... but in real life its very hard to see... gotta stock up on the black thread !

Thanks again to everyone for the comments
Have a great night

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